Working together on Winchester’s 20% Carbon Challenge

Press Release: 10/08/2010

Working together on Winchester’s 20% Carbon Challenge

Winchester City Council has signed an agreement with the Sustainable Business Partnership (SBP) to help businesses reduce their carbon footprint.

The SBP will be running training and networking events, and giving advice to local businesses about practical ways of improving the environment. These events will be run across the County, and are expected to prove popular with businesses in all sectors.

Cllr Dominic Hiscock, Portfolio Holder for Economic Prosperity, is encouraging all local businesses to take part. He said: “It is the beautiful local environment which makes Winchester such a wonderful place to live, work and visit. The responsibility is on all our shoulders to maintain that environment, and reduce our carbon footprint. By teaming up with the Sustainable Business Partnership, we can help local businesses understand the opportunities that low carbon working presents.”

Winchester City Council and the Sustainable Business Partnership are also working closely with Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC).

Robert Hutchison from WinACC said: “WinACC is delighted that Winchester City Council is supporting the Sustainable Business Partnership in the local area. There are many opportunities and advantages for local businesses in the essential and urgent task of moving to a low carbon economy.”

To find out more about Sustainable Business Partnership events local to you, visit or contact Stephen Duncan, Sustainable Business Partnership Manager, on 01962 845 243 or email